Football Fan Appreciation Day Set for August 18

July 20, 2001

UCLA has scheduled its 2001 Football Fan Appreciation Day on Saturday afternoon, August 18 at Drake Stadium. Admission is free.

UCLA has been selected in the pre-season Top 20 by numerous publications and the afternoon figures to be exciting one for Bruin fans.

The event will feature the first full scrimmage of Fall camp. Practice will begin at 4:00 p.m., with the scrimmage scheduled to start a short time later. At approximately 6:00 p.m., the Bruin coaches and players will be available for pictures and autographs. The event will conclude at 6:30 p.m.

Fans are also encouraged to come early and visit the new Athletics Hall of Fame, which opened on July 2. The 8,000 square-foot tribute to UCLA's athletic success will be open from 2:00-7:00 p.m. that afternoon.

Patrons entering the new Hall of Fame find themselves in a reception area where they can view a media wall housing pictures of UCLA's practice and competition venues mixed amongst video monitors airing the great moments in Bruin sports history as well as current live sports events.

New features of the Hall of Fame include numerous state-of-the-art interactive displays, a Bruin Spirit theatre, which enables up to 34 guests to view special UCLA championship moments in a unique stadium environment, a walking timeline displaying key U.S., World, California and UCLA dates and illustrating how sports weave into the great moments in history, an assortment of Bruin memorabilia from over the years.

The new Hall of Champions section grandly exhibits all 86 national championship trophies and their crystal counterparts. Hall of Fame inductees are honored in a spectacular back-light wall display. In addition, an interactive display screen is incorporated to bring further life to the stories behind the trophies and inductees.

Each of the current varsity sports programs are represented by a dedicated display case, including memorabilia, to recognize both past and present coaches, student-athletes and accomplishments. There is also a tribute to club sports, the fans, band and spirit support groups.

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